Sailing

 
17th August 2016

America’s Cup – Toulon, France Preview

Toulon, France – The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series sails on as the fastest boats and the greatest sailors visit Toulon, France. Located on the Mediterranean coast and surrounded by mountains, Toulon will provide yet another world-class destination as the teams compete for the chance to face Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.

ac-france2Toulon is the 7th stop in the World Series, with prior stops in Chicago, New York, Oman, Bermuda, Gothenburg and Portsmouth, England twice. Currently England’s Land Rover BAR leads Oracle Team USA by the slimmest of margins with a total of 367 points, while Oracle Team USA sits at 366. Emirates Team New Zealand and Softbank Japan are within striking distance. Toulon may also bring new hope into the life of Artemis Racing and Groupama Team France as they look to qualify for 2017.

Goslings Rum and Ginger are the official rum and ginger beer of the 2017 America’s Cup. Since 1806, Goslings Rums have been produced on the island of Bermuda and it is still controlled by the Goslings family.